Financial Living Blog

DIY Investing Comes with Its Own Costs

Jan 26, 2022 9:50:20 AM

Have a leaky roof? Watch this video. Hate the dentist? Start cleaning your own teeth. Want to build your own space-faring rocket? Follow these blueprints. There is an endless amount of information out there that can teach you how to do just about anything yourself. The question is, is that always a good thing?

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Your AT&T Benefits To-Do List for 2022

Jan 20, 2022 9:14:22 AM

With a new year comes new decisions. As an AT&T employee that means making new choices regarding your AT&T benefits. Of course, what you need to do depends on where you are.

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Market Update: Despite Headwinds, Economy and Markets Climb

Jan 12, 2022 10:28:42 AM

Advance Capital Management’s president and chief investment officer, Christopher Kostiz, provides his key economic and market insights from the most recent quarter.

Winston Churchill famously said, “Success is the ability to go from one problem to another without losing enthusiasm.” Too often, we let the steady drumbeat of negativity surrounding us dictate our thoughts, emotions and investment strategy. Today, the constant bombardment of depressing news about Covid, inflation, supply-chain issues, government deficits and partisan politics tends to overshadow many of the positive underlying fundamentals and trends in our economy.

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Are You Prepared for Health Care Costs in Retirement?

Jan 5, 2022 9:37:20 AM

No matter how many apples you eat or what age you retire, chances are you won’t keep the doctor away. That means medical care should be an important part of your retirement plan. The challenge is that health care costs in retirement vary from person to person, depending on personal factors such as your age, health history, income and Medicare eligibility.

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Are You Ready? 6 Necessary Federal Retirement Steps

Dec 29, 2021 8:25:54 AM

How do you know when you’re ready to retire from the federal workforce? It’s not always an easy decision. Because it’s not only a matter of whether you want to retire but also can you retire yet.

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The Best Advance Capital Blogs of 2021

Dec 21, 2021 8:50:18 AM

Wow, 2020 sure seemed to last forever, right? Now, we can finally, finally say goodbye… wait, being told that it is actually the end of 2021.

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AT&T Pension Payouts Expected to DECREASE in 2022

Dec 16, 2021 9:13:57 AM

If you’re on the fence of about retiring from AT&T sooner rather than later, the latest interest rate change may impact your decision.

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Sidestep These 5 Major Non-Financial Retirement Mistakes

Dec 10, 2021 8:14:32 AM

In the song, “Beautiful Boy,” John Lennon sings, Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. That lyric is worth getting stuck in your head when planning for retirement. Because not all retirement mistakes are financial.

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AT&T Employee Stock Purchase and Cash Deferral Plans: What to Know

Dec 1, 2021 11:36:18 AM

There are many different moving parts to AT&T’s employee benefits. After 30+ years working AT&T employees and retirees, we know that it can be challenging to keep track of all your options. A good example is AT&T’s employee stock purchase and cash deferral plans.

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Simple Ways to Increase Your TSP Savings

Nov 24, 2021 9:10:43 AM

Maxing out your Thrift Savings Plan account is not a necessity for federal workers to achieve a comfortable retirement. But there are many good reasons for making it one of your financial goals.

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